… and this is something that we should have already been thinking about as errors, so I suppose it just goes to show that the availability of high-quality tools is no indication that the result will be high-quality output. EBU R 128 solves this as well, however in practice the goalposts are still moving a little bit, and in the end, until something exists whereby the non-observance results in lost revenue, it’s all just academic.
Personally I’d like to see an equivalent standard applied to CD and DVD such that duplication houses would not accept masters that are so clearly artificially “pumped”.
Anyway, this is possibly going a little bit off-topic. Personally, I would always start with a 32-bit float master and derive all other formats directly from that. Going to MP3, I have never found any need to dither because, let’s face it, the conversion is going to do far more damage than a lack of dither.